A Day That Shook The World: Emily Davison throws herself under the king's Derby horse
Friday 03 June 2011
On 4 June 1913, suffragette Emily Davison stepped into the path of the king's favourite horse and pulled it to the ground to make a point.
She was determined to win attention to her cause - women's right to vote - no matter what the cost. The cost, in the end, would be her life.
Watch original footage from the Derby, including the horrifying moment when Davison stepped out and grabbed the reins, in this British Pathé video, above.
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